The Art of Coiled Basketry

Learn Coiled Basketry, one of the oldest forms of basketry weaving. 

Coiled basketry weaving is a meditative process that will produce a beautiful raffia basket for you to take home. 

Tutor Sally Blackwell will show you a variety of traditional stitches using both dyed and natural raffia. 

Suitable for beginners and those looking to refresh your skills in basketry weaving. 

No experience is necessary for this relaxing workshop. 

*During COVID: We ask students to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of surfaces and equipment they have used during this time. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our entire community.You can find more about our COVID safety procedures at

Materials List

All materials provided.

Tutor: Sally Blackwell

Sally retired from teaching in 2008 and is a firm believer that everything has an inherent value and should not be wasted. She has been experimenting with natural fibres, grasses, vines and recycled materials found in her local environment to turn what might have been wasted into something useful and pleasing to the eye. She brings her environmental beliefs to her love of basketry in creative and sometimes unusual ways.